Few things in life are better than the simple enjoyment of a fresh baguette. It’s a full sensory experience, starting with the smell of the dough, the sight of the golden loaf, the sound of the crackling crust, the touch of the warm bread, and the taste of the plush interior. The Placid Baker understands that. It sells picture-perfect loaves that radiate heat from their time in the oven and are a delight to submerge into tomato soup. On the sweeter side of the spectrum, the biscuits and macarons are pretty darn tasty as well.
250 Broadway, Troy, 518.925.2232
Try: Butter cookies
Since 2006, the Alberino family has incorporated family values into its impressive roster of breads, pastries, and sweets. In regard to the namesake confection, the shop makes fresh batches of cookies each and every day. There’s something for everyone, from raspberry drop and peanut butter rounds to black and whites, biscotti, and linzers. For savory selections, the garlic parm rolls and ciabatta loaves are standbys.
520 Congress St, Troy, 518.268.1060